Peterhead Prison crest


There is parking for 80 vehicles within a 2 minute walk to the main gatehouse. 

The parking is clearly marked from the main South Road and is free for visitors to use. 

The main driveway has three clearly marked bays for Blue Badge holders outside the main gatehouse, however the entire driveway is set aside for Blue Badge holders only. 

Audio Guides

Audio Guides are included as part of your entry fee and you will be provided with a free copy of our orientation map on arrival or download in advance


Toilets are available onsite and are clearly marked on your orientation map, and baby changing facilities provided at key locations including the main reception and cafe. 

Additional Support

We have on site a standard wheelchair that can be booked ahead of your arrival. Please call main reception any day between 10-4 for further advice on 01779 581060. 

Visitor Information

  • If you, or a family member, are feeling unwell or displaying symptoms of Covid-19 please reconsider your visit and return another time when safe to do so.
  • These symptoms include: HIGH TEMPERATURE; NEW CONTINUOUS COUGH; LOSS OR CHANGE TO YOUR SENSE OF TASTE OR SMELL. https://www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus-covid-19
  • We ask that customers purchase their tickets online via www.peterheadprisonmuseum.com or by card or contactless payment. Please note on line ticketing is at a reduced cost to support the current drive to stop, where possible, cash handling by our team.
  • We are continuing our rigorous daily hygiene routines throughout the museum.
  • Motion sensor hand sanitising units and cleaning stations will be available at key locations throughout the route, these will be clearly marked.
  • Audio sets will be sanitised between every use.
  • We have installed protective screens at our tills.
  • Appropriate PPE has been provided for team members and you can check current Scottish Government Guidelines on face coverings where appropriate: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-public-use-of-face-coverings
  • Team members will receive in depth training and daily briefings on how to keep themselves and visitors safe.
  • A queuing system may be in operation outside the main reception at peak times.
  • Physical distance markings will be in place inside and outside of the museum.
  • In the interests of safety please keep any children within your own physical family space throughout your visit.

Great Days Out

Save up to 50% off the next time you visit us between 6th November 2021 – 18th February 2022, with a maximum discount value of £20 per ticket.

Please go to our “Buy Tickets” Button and once you have selected your tickets just add the promo code HMP1888.

*  This offer is subject to availability and must be pre-booked in advance to avoid disappointment.
We are open daily 10-4 with last entry being 2.30.

Save up to 50% off the next time you visit us, use the promo code HMP1888 online.